Clinton: Russia Sending Attack Helicopters to Syria
It's more bad news as situation deteriorates
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2012 2:43 PM CDT
This image made from amateur video released by Shaam News Network shows a destroyed building in Deir el-Zour, Syria.   (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

(Newser) – Moscow apparently isn't just digging in its heels against international reproach of Syria. It's sending attack helicopters to Bashar al-Assad, says Hillary Clinton. The shipment is on its way and "will escalate the conflict quite dramatically," she said at a news conference, according to AP. Russia has previously said that none of the arms it sends to Syria will be used to put down the anti-government uprising, but the accusation by Clinton is yet another bleak development on a day when a UN official described the Syrian situation as civil war.

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Jun 13, 2012 10:54 AM CDT
Yeah, the US has never sent military equipment to dictatorships before. LOL
Jun 12, 2012 5:58 PM CDT
Let's watch the Ruskies get their asses handed to them. Pooty Poot's popularity will continue to sink like a rock. Those ppl had their own "Vietnam" it's called Afghanistan, I doubt they are crazy about going back to the Middle East.
Jun 12, 2012 5:44 PM CDT
In Syrian Civil War we see the schism between Shi'a-Sunni versions of Islam- Do a wikipedia search of "Shi'a-Sunni Relatins" to see where these 2 ideologies are comparable to Catholic & Protestant ideologies of Christianity, so the Syrian conflict is comparable to Civil War in Ireland in 20th Centruy, IRA vs UK